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  • Copies of the presentations can be found under ORAL PRESENTATIONS.
    • Note: For those presentations, where NIST has not been given permission to distribute, a copy of the submitted abstract has been provided in lieu of the presentation.
  • Videos of each of the Keynote and Plenary Sessions can be found under Video of Keynote/Plenary Sessions.


On behalf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and its partners, we are announcing the first-ever international symposium devoted exclusively to the topic of forensic science error management. Join us in Arlington, VA, July 20-24, 2015 for the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management – Detection, Measurement and Mitigation. Speakers, panels and posters addressing the ways to detect, measure and mitigate forensic science errors will open dialog about these taboo topics. The symposium promises to be an eye-opening candid appraisal of root causes and possible solutions to help identify and reduce forensic science errors.

The technical program will cover eight tracks: death investigation, crime scene investigation, human factors, criminalistics, digital evidence, legal factors, quality assurance and laboratory management. Each track will consist of plenary lectures, poster sessions and panel discussions.

>>> As of July 10th, we have 118 Keynote, Plenary, and Oral Presentations and 9 Panel Sessions. <<<

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Attention!! Venue CHANGE Announced [June 8, 2015]

DoubleTree by Hilton
Hotel Address: 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, VA 22202-2891,USA  |  TEL:+1-703-416-4100

Press Release:  International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management Announces Brandon Mayfield and Steven Wax as Keynote Speakers [June 9, 2015]

The Symposium's program and agenda will be made available online and on mobile devices, via the guidebook app. [6/25/15]

Registration is CLOSED! [7/10/15]

Call for Abstracts
 Extended [2/1/15]

Plenary Speakers are Announced [3/22/15]

Keynote Speakers are Announced [4/29/15]

Schedule at a GlancePDF logo is Available [5/8/15]

Detailed Program is Available [6/2/15] (subject to location or presenter changes)

Venue CHANGE Announced [6/8/15]